Owner and Medical Director
Dr. Deanna (Dee) Greer is Birch Island's fear-free certified Medical Director. She graduated in 1996 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in New York, California, and for the last 11 years in Jacksonville. She finished her specialty degree in 2005 and is a member of ABVP specializing in feline and canine medicine and surgery. Dr. Dee lives in Julington Creek with her husband Michael and two sons Michael and Johnathan. The family also includes her dog Churro, three cats, a rabbit, assorted fish, and a hedgehog. Her veterinary special interests include; soft tissue surgery, internal medicine in particular skin disease, behavior medicine, and pocket pets. Dr. Dee's non-veterinary interests include; anything outdoors, baseball (especially the New York Yankees!), traveling, skiing, cross-stitching, reading a good mystery novel, and most of all being a mom!
Dr. Gavron recently graduated from the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in Atlantic Beach, FL, she can’t wait to rejoin the Jacksonville community. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and cardiology. She has two dogs, named Teddy and River, and two cats, Alfie and Chubbs. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends and family, college football, and true-crime podcasts.
Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Jennifer Pallozzi moved to Florida to enroll at the University for Florida where she earned her BS and DVM in 1999. Loving the Florida weather, she continued to live and practice in the state, first working in Ocala for a few years, then moving to Jacksonville where she's practiced and resided ever since. Dr. Pallozzi is very passionate about her work, knowing from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her care, kindness, patience & sincerity in combination with her 20+ years of experience and knowledge make her a wonderfully fitting addition to our team. During her free time, Dr. Pallozzi likes to relax and recharge on the water, reading a good book or going to country music concerts. When not spending time with her two rescue Labrador Retrievers and human family, she loves to cheer on the Jacksonville Jaguars (but also continues to support her native NY Yankees).
Dr. Jeffrey Nix joins the Birch Island team part-time. He graduated from Auburn University and operated his own veterinary practice in Tennessee for 30 years! He and his wife Mary, recently re-located to Ponte Vedra and now call the area home. Dr. Nix has a special interest in surgery and also enjoys involving his clients in their pet's medical diagnosis and treatments through education. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy the beach, exploring the local sites and cuisine, and spending time with their grandchildren!
Possibly a familiar face to some, veterinarian Renee Rockefeller is joining our team part-time and we are thrilled to have her on board! Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Rockefeller is a1987 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at small animal and emergency clinics in both Jacksonville and Virginia. Her contributions of knowledge, compassion, dedication & experience make Dr. Rockefeller an ideal addition to our diverse team of animal care professionals as we continue to expand our practice to accommodate the growing needs of our community